Still life--Small stone #7
"I am ready for the full heat."
Another blanket, thermostat change?
Dad wakes and pushes the call button,
"I am ready for the full light."
The aide shrugs.
"Do you want to go now? Are we ready to go? Can we leave now?"
Unfortunately for most elderly people there is a long disconnect between being ready to go and being still life.
© 2010 Nancy L. Ruder